A fatal case of urosepsis due to Corynebacterium riegelii

Aygun G., Midilli K., Cilingir H., Yilmaz M., Kutukcu A., Eker E.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, vol.44, no.2, pp.475-476, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Corynebacterium species other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae rarely cause infections in human but rather reside in flora, however they have been reported to cause opportunistic infections in both immunocompromised and immunecompetent patients. Here we report for the first time a case of an elderly female patient presenting with a fatal urosepsis caused by a recently defined pathogen, Corynebacterium riegelii, identified on second day after patient hospitalization leading to a progressive worsening and death of the patient on 6th day.